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  1. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Jun 2, 2022

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    Hey Guys
    Looking at this piece quite seriously and would love some feedback as to originality and general condition.
    Thanks in advance. Screenshot_20220602-083704_Chrome.jpg
     
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  2. SteveP

    SteveP Jun 2, 2022

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    Hi Anthony, I'm sure I've seen this one floating around.
    General condition-not the best I'm afraid-although some patina isn't a bad thing. Dial, bezel and hands speak for themselves-dial looks OK actually, if a little faded; hands evidently tarnished/faded and lume is degrading. It's the case that let's it down more-polished and looks like refinished-badly.

    Oh, there is nothing 'Orange Boy' about it-that term was used specifically for the lesser-seen 1163 with orange accents.

    As ever it comes down to price but that case would be an issue in my eyes....
    Best, Steve
     
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  3. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 2, 2022

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    Personally speaking I would look for a better example. Some people like patina, and so do I, but those hands look a little too greyed for me, and as Steve says, it's really obvious that case has lost the brushing and sharp edges.

    How about this watch instead?

    https://www.heuertime.com/kopie-van-heuer-autavia-11630s
     
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  4. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Jun 2, 2022

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    Thanks for your input Steve.
    Very appreciative of your knowledge.
    The hands and Dial were my issue also.
    So hard to find a really good example.
    I've been searching for a whe now.

    Thanks again mate.
     
  5. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Jun 2, 2022

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    Thanks Charlie
    I will check that one out.
    Difficulty is having it shipped over here.
    The search continues.

    Thanks Buddy
     
  6. YY77

    YY77 Jun 2, 2022

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  7. SteveP

    SteveP Jun 2, 2022

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    Yago Jun 2, 2022

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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 2, 2022

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  10. Yago

    Yago Jun 2, 2022

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    Ah I didn’t see that there :whistling:
    Yeah that’s a stunner. Abel lives 20min away. If anyone ever needs a bit of help just shout.
     
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  11. Yago

    Yago Jun 2, 2022

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    I’m flying to NYC on Saturday so US dudes in need of anything from the continent shout. Should’ve thought of that earlier :D
     
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  12. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Jun 2, 2022

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    OT: When did Abel revamp his website? Seems to me that it has been a “homepage only” affair for years…
     
  13. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Jun 2, 2022

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  14. Yago

    Yago Jun 3, 2022

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    Very recently.
    The display casebacks have been around for years. I remember David once owned one. Not cheap but a chronomatic is well worth of a caseback.
     
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  15. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 3, 2022

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    Ah should've let me know! Could have gone for a beer or something.
     
  16. Yago

    Yago Jun 3, 2022

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    Let’s do that beer. I’lll be in the city for two weeks. Will DM :thumbsup:
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 3, 2022

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    :thumbsup: let's set it up. FYI the James Garner Carrera is gonna be on display during this time if you want to check that out.
     
  18. Yago

    Yago Jun 3, 2022

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    Ah cool… I’ll wear mine
     
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  19. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Jun 3, 2022

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    140 EUR seems very reasonable to me. The problem is rather that my (your) Autavia is absolutely not in need of a service :D I might shoot Abel an email to learn whether these will be around long-term.

    Happy social mingling in NYC. Others have to work when they go to the USA ;)
     
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  20. Yago

    Yago Jun 14, 2022

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    Saw this post

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